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Saugeen Shores Police Looking for Distracted Driving

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

The newest Saugeen Shores Police Campaign will begin before the May long weekend.

Saugeen Shores Police say their next enforcement campaign will target distracted drivers. 

Saugeen Shores Police Sergeant Andy Evans says ahead of the May long-weekend, officers will be out enforcing and educating drivers whose focus is not on the road.

"There will be an increased presence of officers looking for these offences; however this is something that we look out for throughout the year," he says.

Evans says traffic safety is a high priority for Saugeen Shore Police

 "The public wants us to look at these offences so we look at them very closely."

Distracted Driving penalties increased in January of this year. First time offenders will see a fine increase up to $1,000, three demerit points and a three day license suspension.

For those who are repeat offenders with fines up to $3,000, six demerit points and a 30-day licence suspension for third time convictions.

Convicted novice drivers will face the same fines as drivers with A to G licences. However, they won't receive any demerit points.

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